Love him or hate him, Chris Brown is widely considered to be one of, if not the most talented contemporary male R&B artist currently working.
Over the course of his nine-year career, the equally talented singer and dancer has collaborated with the likes of Tyga, B.o.B., The Game, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Dj Khaled, Ace Hood, Wiz Khalifa, Ciara, T.I., Diddy, Justin Bieber, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Master P, Lucadris, Pusha T, will.i.am, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull and many more.
Despite his talent, not only does Brown still has a notorious rep for mistakes he made in the past, he continues to make them. In the past twelve months, he’s been accused and/or arrested for assault several times (once in connection with a studio brawl with Frank Ocean), was the subject of a hit-and-run investigation, and has been in and out of rehab (he’s currently undergoing a session.) Despite this, he recently launched a backpack line, and his perpetually-delayed album X is still highly anticipated. Expect it this year.